The reading for Holding On is easy to get through because of the way the stories are told. Each profile is short and digestible, letting you reflect on a person's profile quickly then move to the next one. I enjoy these interviews because it gives views of people around the country that I would never meet in person. At times the chapters are not captivating for me, such as the dinosaur park one. To continue actively reading I try to take notes while I go, about things that interested me or words I did not understand.
The person that stood out most for me was the herb expert, Tommie Bass. Although some of his claims were extraordinary, herbs and teas can affect the body in many positive ways. I especially liked when he listed off various herbs and their uses for common complaints of people. He also came started young and never demanded a payment for helping someone, just the satisfaction of aiding them seemed to be enough for Bass.